DFA: Alert Level 3 and Deployment Ban of OFWs to Sudan
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) raised the crisis alert level in Sudan to 3 because of the worsening security situation there. Alert level 3 calls for an OFW deployment ban and voluntary repatriation. According to the DFA, they would assist and give repatriation funds to OFWs in Sudan who want to go home.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said, "For prudence's sake, we have raised crisis alert level 3 in South Sudan in light of escalating violence in the capital where most of our nationals are located. We are ready to move our people out, should they wish to leave."
According to the statement, "The DFA has instructed the Philippine Embassy in Cairo, which has jurisdiction over South Sudan, to implement the voluntary repatriation program."